Tableau Public is free software that can allow anyone to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data visualisations for the web.

Tableau public

WHAT IT'S BEST FOR

  • Has some diverse capabilities including word clouds and bubble maps.

  • The capability for laying out a dashboard via “overlaps” is also a very powerful feature.

  • Instant connection to more than 30 data types

  • Good pace of research and development – several technology upgrades a year

  • Based around a learning community of training videos, blog/forum posts, and twitter buzzes. 

WHERE IT FALLS DOWN 

  • Not much freedom to create new arrangements of data - users can't create new relationships or add business context to their data. 
  • Tableau is slower than competitors when it comes to its in-memory calculations

 

COSTS* 

Free! 

* Costs are correct at time of publication. Please always refer to original website for current pricing.

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